Wabco Holdings Inc., has reported it has secured a major deal with Indian OEM, Mahindra & Mahindra. As part of a multi-year agreement, Wabco will supply the manufacturer with vacuum pumps for all of its major engine platforms; with series production expected to begin in late 2017.
The compact vacuum pumps feature a modular, lightweight design and ultra-low power consumption for braking as well as non-braking functions. To deliver a differentiated service to Mahindra & Mahindra, Wabco has also announced that its product application and manufacturing will be implemented locally in India.
“Mahindra is empowered and driven to engineer and manufacture passenger cars that are robust, reliable, economy minded and environmentally responsible,” said Mr. Bhupesh Patil, senior general manager, strategic sourcing, Mahindra & Mahindra. “Wabco’s technology leadership in vacuum pumps is consistent with our commitment to innovation, enabling us to achieve automotive breakthroughs and helping us to build cars that thrill their owners.”
“We highly value Mahindra & Mahindra’s confidence in our new long-term supply relationship, particularly as we connect Wabco’s technology leadership to strengthen this new customer’s competitiveness and support their promise to drive the future of passenger cars,” said Mr. P. Kaniappan, vice president, Wabco INDIA. “This major new supply agreement is also grounded on Wabco’s commitment to differentiate through high quality and cost effectiveness, which further enhances Wabco’s long-term prospects in this key emerging growth market for passenger cars.”